Cyber Criminal stories
Norton launches Secure Browser to halt cyber criminals
To help protect consumers from browser-based security, privacy and identity threats, Norton, a consumer Cyber Safety brand of Gen, has released Norton Secure Browser.
Australia is 5th most hacked worldwide, says cybersecurity expert
According to the expert, cybercriminals are prospecting for valuable information, exploiting vulnerabilities and forging new techniques.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Another update from Mandiant
Charles Carmakal, who is the Chief Technology Officer at Mandiant Consulting, joins us today to tell us more about Mandiant and how they are helping businesses in the APAC region.
Email defence methods increasingly falling short - report
According to the Secureworks Incident Response report, the number of incidents involving business email compromise doubled between January and December 2022.
Ransomware down 57%, Secureworks warns against complacency
Secureworks has cautioned against complacency despite a 57% decline in ransomware incident response engagements in 2022.
Lookout launches GenAI tool to support cybersecurity teams
"Think of Lookout SAIL as a helpful companion, providing useful information to the user and taking them directly where they need to be, even performing actions for the user on demand."
Half of top malicious email subjects are HR related – report
"The threat of phishing emails remains as high as ever as cybercriminals continuously tweak their messages to be more sophisticated and seemingly credible."
Ransomware named top malware for past seven years - Kaspersky
The Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence team presented a new study that reveals ransomware as the most widespread MaaS over the past seven years.
Palo Alto Networks finds 55% increase in vulnerability exploitation attempts
With the rate of vulnerability exploitation showing no sign of slowing down up from 147,000 attempts in 2021 to 228,000 in 2022.
Ransomware gangs increasingly 'professional' - WithSecure report
"Less attention is paid to how ransom payments provide additional resources to attackers, which has encouraged the professionalisation trend described in the report."
Phishing preys on known brands such as Microsoft and Adobe - report
Overall, two out of three threats people encounter online today use social engineering techniques, taking advantage of human weaknesses, the report finds.
Kordia uncovers truth of cyber crime in New Zealand
Peter Bailey, Regional Cyber Security Business Manager at Kordia, says the research shows there is money to be made for cyber criminals targeting New Zealand.
The costs of email breaches that hit over 70% of Australian companies
Email remains the most widely used business communication channel. It is also an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Three security vulnerabilities to be aware of in printing devices
Businesses should be looking to ensure that every device and technology being used in the business is secure, with defence protocols in place to mitigate the chance of a breach.
How to prevent dark web criminals profiting from your data
While the dark web is a place where you can order items commonly associated with criminal activity, one of its most valuable commodities is one that impacts the vast majority of us: personal and professional data.
Kaspersky researchers reveal worrying development of APT BlueNoroff
Kaspersky researchers have discovered that the advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff recently added sophisticated new malware strains to its arsenal.
Frost & Sullivan and Applied Risk address state of OT security
The whitepaper addresses common concerns facing OT security decision-makers as they invest in protecting their organisations against emergent risks.
Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
Localsearch reveals website security threats SMBs are facing
Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch, has released five tips businesses can use to protect their website and business from cyber attacks.
Genetec warns against cyber crime risk from older systems
With the ever-increasing rise in cyber crime, Genetec is cautioning organisations of all sizes to be vigilant about the cybersecurity risk.
Bitdefender launches chat protection solution to put a halt to scams
Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world's most popular chat applications.
Norton study highlights Kiwi's risky eCommerce behaviours
Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders (22%) surveyed said they tend to take more risks when online shopping during the holiday season than other times of the year.
Sophos uncovers rampant rise of ransomware in manufacturing
Sophos' new survey report on ransomware in manufacturing and production found that the sector had the highest average ransom payment across all sectors.
SMBs embrace new tech but fail to invest in security - study
The survey revealed that, while SMBs understand the need to invest in technology in the world of hybrid working, many fail to prioritise security.